New schools

New Schools Advisory Committee member Clarence Stephenson hears input from Coral Bay Community Council President Sharon Coldren in Cruz Bay, St. John, on Wednesday night.

ST. JOHN — The Virgin Islands Education Department kicked off a series of meetings this week aimed at opening discussions with community members regarding the rebuilding of territory schools.

At the first meeting Wednesday on St. John, Education Department Chief Operating Officer Dionne Wells-Hedrington said the department learned their lesson after installing modular classrooms after the 2017 hurricane season with little community input.